NVIDIA Quadro K3100M

NVIDIA Quadro K3100M

The NVIDIA Quadro K3100M is a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compatible graphics card for mobile workstations. It is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK104 chip with 768 out of 1536 shader cores activated and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC. The Quadro K3100M is built for the Intel Shark Bay generation (Haswell) and is a successor to the Quadro K3000M (Chief River platform). As a new feature, PCIe 3.0 is supported for the first time. The K3100M usually comes with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 800 MHz (3200 MHz effective, 102.4 GB/s). 

The Quadro series offers certified drivers that are optimized for stability and performance in professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance, for example, should be significantly better than with GeForce graphics cards of similar specifications.

Architecture

The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK104 Kepler core offers eight shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the K3100M, 4 of 8 blocks are active leading to the 768 CUDA cores. Although more shader cores are available in the Kepler architecture as compared to the Fermi design, the Kepler shaders are still expected to be up to twice as power efficient. However, due to the missing hot clock of the shader domain, two shaders of a Kepler chip offer similar performance to just one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).

Performance

The performance is clearly above the old Quadro K3000M and just slightly below the Quadro K4000M. This places the K3100M somewhat below the consumer GTX 765M GPU. Nevertheless, most demanding games of 2013 will run fluently with high to very high details.

Features

The improved feature set now includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

Using CUDA or OpenCL 1.2, the cores of the Quadro K3100M can be used for general calculations.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK107 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Another novelty is the inclusion of a dedicated video encoding engine similar to Intel QuickSync that can be accessed by the NVENC API.

The power consumption of the Quadro K3100M is rated at a TGP of 75 W including the board and memory components. Therefore, the card is suited for large notebooks with 17-inch displays or greater.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro K Series

Quadro K5100M

1536 @ 771MHz256 Bit @ 3600MHz

Quadro K4100M

1152 @ 706MHz256 Bit @ 3200MHz

Quadro K5000M

1344 @ 706MHz256 Bit @ 3000MHz

Quadro K4000M

960 @ 600MHz256 Bit @ 2800MHz
Quadro K3100M 768 @ 706MHz256 Bit @ 3200MHz

Quadro K3000M

576 @ 654MHz256 Bit @ 2800MHz

Quadro K2100M

576 @ 667MHz128 Bit @ 3000MHz

Quadro K1100M

384 @ 705MHz128 Bit @ 2800MHz

Quadro K2000M

384 @ 745MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Quadro K1000M

192 @ 850MHz128 Bit @ 1800MHz

Quadro K610M

192 @ 954MHz64 Bit @ 2600MHz

Quadro K510M

192 64 Bit @ 2400MHz

Quadro K500M

192 @ 850MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz
CodenameN15E-Q1-A2
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed *706 MHz
Shader Speed *706 MHz
Memory Speed *3200 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption75 Watt
Transistors3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, OpenCL 1.2, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement23.07.2013
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/mobile-work...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 84.18      avg: 84.2 (73%)     median: 84.2 (73%)     max: 84.18 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 115455      avg: 115455 (33%)     median: 115455 (33%)     max: 115455 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 18389      avg: 18389 (24%)     median: 18389 (24%)     max: 18389 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2381      avg: 2381 (20%)     median: 2381 (20%)     max: 2381 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 96      avg: 96 (4%)     median: 96 (4%)     max: 96 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 210      avg: 210 (14%)     median: 210 (14%)     max: 210 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3662      avg: 3662 (28%)     median: 3662 (28%)     max: 3662 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3441      avg: 3441 (22%)     median: 3441 (22%)     max: 3441 points
...
Radeon HD 6790 -16%
Radeon HD 7770 -10%
Radeon HD 5850 -1%
Quadro K3100M
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 17%
Radeon HD 6870 23%
...
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100%
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 15120      avg: 15120 (41%)     median: 15120 (41%)     max: 15120 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 14047      avg: 14047 (32%)     median: 14047 (32%)     max: 14047 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 21257      avg: 21257 (72%)     median: 21257 (72%)     max: 21257 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 45.1      avg: 45.1 (27%)     median: 45.1 (27%)     max: 45.1 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9218      avg: 9218 (35%)     median: 9218 (35%)     max: 9218 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 50.34      avg: 50.3 (73%)     median: 50.3 (73%)     max: 50.34 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 34.18      avg: 34.2 (56%)     median: 34.2 (56%)     max: 34.18 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 50.95      avg: 51 (63%)     median: 51 (63%)     max: 50.95 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 54.89      avg: 54.9 (49%)     median: 54.9 (49%)     max: 54.89 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.27      avg: 18.3 (96%)     median: 18.3 (96%)     max: 18.27 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 48.25      avg: 48.3 (75%)     median: 48.3 (75%)     max: 48.25 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 41.83      avg: 41.8 (70%)     median: 41.8 (70%)     max: 41.83 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 38.53      avg: 38.5 (61%)     median: 38.5 (61%)     max: 38.53 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 80.75      avg: 80.8 (74%)     median: 80.8 (74%)     max: 80.75 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6831      avg: 6831 (59%)     median: 6831 (59%)     max: 6831 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7      avg: 7 (89%)     median: 7 (89%)     max: 7 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7      avg: 7 (89%)     median: 7 (89%)     max: 7 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Saints Row IV
ultra:
26  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
low:
159  fps      Compare
ultra:
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Metro: Last Light
low:
78  fps      Compare
ultra:
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
BioShock Infinite
low:
149  fps      Compare
ultra:
22  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
195  fps      Compare
ultra:
17  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Assassin´s Creed III
med.:
72  fps      Compare
ultra:
25  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Hitman: Absolution
low:
61  fps      Compare
ultra:
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World of Tanks v8
low:
113  fps      Compare
ultra:
38  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2012
F1 2012 (2012)
low:
161  fps      Compare
ultra:
83  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Torchlight 2
Torchlight 2 (2012)
low:
160  fps      Compare
ultra:
98  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sleeping Dogs
low:
136  fps      Compare
ultra:
19  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt Showdown
low:
89  fps      Compare
ultra:
34  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
227  fps      Compare
ultra:
96  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Alan Wake
Alan Wake (2012)
low:
89  fps      Compare
ultra:
26  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
193  fps      Compare
ultra:
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Batman: Arkham City
low:
194  fps      Compare
ultra:
50  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
264  fps      Compare
ultra:
49  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2 (2011)
low:
189  fps      Compare
med.:
85  fps      Compare
ultra:
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
246  fps      Compare
ultra:
56  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (2005)
low:
372  fps      Compare
med.:
203  fps      Compare
high:
95  fps      Compare
ultra:
47  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro K3100M graphics card

Dell Precision M6800: Intel Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
  Review » Review Dell Precision M6800 Notebook

  External Review » Dell Precision M6800

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240